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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Insert "Canadian Mounted" Joke Here

Police in Edmonton, Canada, have come up with a novel way to relieve stress on those long night shifts. Pick up strippers and have them perform at the police station:
Edmonton police officers regularly rounded up women from bars at closing time and took them to a constables' lounge at police headquarters for "talent nights," a disciplinary hearing has been told.

The allegations were made in May at the disciplinary hearing of Const. Sebastien Berube. CBC News has obtained transcripts of the hearings, which concluded this week. A ruling is expected by the fall.
"They just drive around when the bars finish and people, you know, they are all waiting outside for cabs. It's pretty easy to pick up a girl that's freezing at -40 out and offering her a ride to somewhere she can have a drink after the bar closes," Berube testified.

Three other officers confirmed the existence of this practice in testimony at the hearing.
That constables' lounge is a pretty rocking place by the way:
The constables' lounge is licensed and has vending machines that dispense beer and liquor. It operates after bars have closed to give police officers a place to socialize after they have finished a late shift.
No word on whether the constable's lounge has a VIP room.

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